New York at War: Four Centuries of Combat, Fear, and Intrigue in Gotham

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Basic Books, Apr 10, 2012 - History - 424 pages
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The complete history of New York as a military target, from the Indian attacks on Henry Hudson in 1609 through 9/11 and beyond, showing how the Empire City and its inhabitants have been fundamentally shaped by war.
  

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Fascinating interview with author on John Batchelor Show re the Indian, Dutch, Revolutionary, Civil, World, and Terror wars in NYC. Read full review

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Great read recounting the history of New York City's experience with war. From the first days of New Amsterdam to the current concerns of the War on Terror, America's largest city has been no stranger ... Read full review

Contents

Trojan Horses
29
Key and Bulwark
51
Demons of Discord
77
Hot Shot and Heavy Metal
111
The Front Door
141
Huns Within Our Gates
177
World War I 19141918
217
Red Alert
269
Declarations of War
311
Acknowledgments
341
For Further Reading
379
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About the author (2012)

Steven H. Jaffe is a writer and historian specializing in the history of New York City. Jaffe has worked at the Center for Jewish History in New York City, the New-York Historical Society (where he served as Senior Project Historian), and the South Street Seaport Museum. Jaffe graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and obtained his doctoral degree in history from Harvard University. His work has been published in The New-York Journal of American History, Seaport: New YorkÕs History Magazine, and in Kenneth T. JacksonÕs (ed.) Encyclopedia of New York City. Jaffe lives in Maplewood, NJ with his wife and two sons.

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